Sites may offer additional services, such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.Some sites provide free registration, but may offer services which require a monthly fee.
Ease of payment is also generally higher, with such sites accepting a variety of online currencies, letting users charge the payment to their cellular phones, etc.
Such sites earn revenue from a mix of advertising and sale of additional options.
The company management includes Purushottam Agrawal - Chairman Emeritus, Sunil Agarwal - Managing Director, Harish Singh - Executive Director & CFO, Arun Gopal Agarwal - Non Executive Director, Brij Lal Goel - Independent Director, Pradeep Agarwal - Independent Director, Naresh Kumar Jain - Independent Director, Anshu Gupta - Independent Director.
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Especially popular in Eastern Europe, some sites offer full access to messaging and profiles, but provide additional services for pay, such as bumping profiles up to the top of the list, removing advertisements, making paying users' profiles appear several times in different places in the search results, and giving paying users a more advanced search engine to work with (in one example, free users may only search for persons of specified age, gender, orientation, and city, while subscribers may search for any and all parameters listed in profiles, such as height, weight, interests, etc.).
Also, this model generally allows users to switch between free and paying status at will and without having to do anything, simply providing advanced features for a set period of time whenever the according payment is received.Several newer sites such as Ok are beginning to offer more full featured dating services for free, and are starting to compete with staples in the free dating site world such as Due to the level of competition between free dating sites, as well as the overall drop in traffic to and revenue for dating sites generally, This represents a break from traditional externally sourced ads and is just one of the ways that the revenue models of free dating sites are evolving.Some sites are broad-based, with members coming from a variety of backgrounds looking for different types of relationships.Other sites are more specific, based on the type of members, interests, location, or relationship desired.The marketplace metaphor may also resonate with participants' conceptual orientation towards the process of ﬁnding a romantic partner.